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post #21 of 211
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Originally Posted by Kari_mom View Post
My experience has been diffferent. I do always add vinegar to the koolaid mix rather than just rely on the citric acid in the koolaid mix.

My favorite dyes are Wilton cake decorating colors. You MUST use vinegar with these, they have no other source of acid. But the colors are much more intense, so you aren't opening 6 packets of strawberry watermelon for a good rich red. The violet color is my favorite for purples, it ranges from a soft lilac to a rich royal blue that is perfect for a night sky. Wilton's also has some more subtle colors premixed, making it easy to get different shades.
I am so excited to try that! It sounds perfect. Koolaid was easy and cheap, but limited color selection. Could you give me general directions? How much vinegar, what order did you do things, do you microwave it?

I also used vinegar with Koolaid and they aren't washing out. Very happy with them, but would like more color choices (plus it is really hard to find lime Koolaid for some reason!).
post #22 of 211
Hey, Kari-mom, I got my silks and my cake decorating stuff-- now what??:
post #23 of 211
I replied to your pm, sorry!
post #24 of 211
Subbing. Please come back and tell us how to do the wilton food dye silks?
post #25 of 211
I'll pm Kari-mom and see if I can post her directions or PM your. They are beautiful!!! I will have to take a pic. Though, I have a few questions:



1. When I dyed with Koolaid, the water turned clear inthe microwave. With the cake colors, it did not, even after repeated microwaving. Is that normal?

2. A lot more dye seemed to be washing out when I rinsed. It took along time to rinse clear. Does that mean it isn't as color fast? Should I use more vinegar, or just normal?

2. I did stovetop, too and it worked MUCH better to get a solid color. I was wondering though, to dye more than one silk at a time, would I increase the amount of dye? Water? Time? I'm afraid I'd just make it too dark.

Thanks!
post #26 of 211
Has anyone from Canada ever ordered from Thaisilks? Just wondering what kind of shipping/duty you had to pay.
post #27 of 211
I'm in the US, but I just wanted to say, that as I was researching this I found sites that say that Canadian Koolaid works better than American, so lucky you!
post #28 of 211

playsilks

I was hoping to find out more about the playsilks and wilton dye.

I have 12 beautiful wilton colors I haven't used since we switched to natural food colors for cake--and I would love to dye playsilks for my daughter's 3rd birthday. But I've never tried anything like this! Could someone please post instructions or a recipe for this?

Thanks!!!
post #29 of 211
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Originally Posted by emleigh View Post
I was hoping to find out more about the playsilks and wilton dye.

I have 12 beautiful wilton colors I haven't used since we switched to natural food colors for cake--and I would love to dye playsilks for my daughter's 3rd birthday. But I've never tried anything like this! Could someone please post instructions or a recipe for this?

Thanks!!!
I'll PM you.
post #30 of 211

Wilton Cake Colors and Playsilks

Hi, can you please post the directions on how to use the cake colors in order to dye silks. It seems so wonderful and will open up a whole new wolrd of color options!!!!
Thanks!!!
post #31 of 211
just wanted to chime in.... we got about 7 different colored silks at the good will the other day - i trimmed them down and hemmed the edges, and vuah-lah - playsilks!! These are getting socked away into the gift closet for birthdays and Christmas

total cost: $1.99
post #32 of 211
I bought mine from dharma trading, then learned how to tie-dye. It's incredibly easy, and a lot of fun. The kids are now addicted, and we have a large assortment of silks now in different sizes and colours. No matter how much dye and what colours we put on, they turn out fabulously.

They are used every day in our house. They can be dress-up clothes, capes, blankets, wrapping paper for pretend presents, tied to stuffed animals as halters, thrown over chairs etc as camps, used to dance, twirl, throw, toss, plus a huge range of other games that the kids make up.
post #33 of 211
wow! yea! i'm so glad i came across this thread! playsilks are used until they're rags in our house. i'd love to have bunches of them, but i've found it hard to spend so much on them (even tho we enjoy them so). so great to see we can make them ourselves!!!
?...i just ordered ten of the regular-ish sized silks. where can i order larger sized ones? anyone have a link?

thanks!
post #34 of 211
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Originally Posted by autumnbloom View Post
just wanted to chime in.... we got about 7 different colored silks at the good will the other day - i trimmed them down and hemmed the edges, and vuah-lah - playsilks!! These are getting socked away into the gift closet for birthdays and Christmas

total cost: $1.99
You are sooo lucky. I never find silks at the thrift stores. "Polyesters," yes, but no silks!
post #35 of 211
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Originally Posted by sparklemom View Post
wow! yea! i'm so glad i came across this thread! playsilks are used until they're rags in our house. i'd love to have bunches of them, but i've found it hard to spend so much on them (even tho we enjoy them so). so great to see we can make them ourselves!!!
?...i just ordered ten of the regular-ish sized silks. where can i order larger sized ones? anyone have a link?

thanks!
How big? Like canopy sized or just big playsilk-sized?
post #36 of 211
Could someone PM me the details on using Wilton colors for dyeing playsilks???? Please!!!!!!
post #37 of 211
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Originally Posted by feb0306mommy View Post
Could someone PM me the details on using Wilton colors for dyeing playsilks???? Please!!!!!!
me toooooooooo
post #38 of 211
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How big? Like canopy sized or just big playsilk-sized?
canopy sized.

thank you
post #39 of 211
Thank you all for the instructions, I can't wait to get the playsilks and try them out.
post #40 of 211
How come the cake dye info is being PMed instead of posted on the thread? Can I get in on the PM directios if no one wants to post them?

I found silk on sale at JoAnns for $4 / yard. I think that I'm going to put a binding on the edge. Does anyone have experience with this? I've never sewn with silk before.

Thank you!
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